The Livelihood Assistance Program empowers the poorest and most vulnerable families within the focus villages to improve their present living conditions. The purpose is to alleviate poverty by increasing the income and saving potential of rural households through a process that integrates best agriculture farming and livestock rearing practices in the field with micro-credit. OSDI provides farmers with affordable loans along with thorough guidance on how to improve crop yields, take better care of their animals, and invest in asset creation to enhance savings in the future. Micro-loans are also available to educated youth in focus communities to start small businesses that can create diverse sources of non-farming income.
Under the Livelihood Assistance Program, OSDI has three approaches:
1) Agriculture Development
2) Livestock Development
3) Small Rural Enterprises Project
• Firewood Project